“The Jerk”*

Say my name real fast:

‘J Kirk’ three times in one breath/

Yep! That’s me!


*(Once enjoyed a cross-gardenia hedge verbal battle with a lad my age who hated my corruption of his Name, James Ellis – jane alice – and so when he tried mine so very fast three or four times, my then-nine-year-old self just laughed: “Yep! That’s me!” ┬áNot much has changed – still a smartass.)